How To Remove Cactus Needles From Skin

In Texas the weather gets really nice early on in the year.  It's still cool in the evening but, during the day it's perfect weather.  You tend to try to take advantage of it before it gets blazing hot!
Our good friends built a beautiful fire pit on their land this year and invited us to come for dinner and s'mores.  So fun right?  There were three families there so plenty of kids to play with and explore the Texas wilderness.
My youngest (who just turned 3) went tromping off with the big boys and I knew they would look out for him.  All the adults were sitting around the fire making our 5th and 6th s'more when we heard one of the children wailing.  It wasn't the type of cry where someone was throwing a fit or got left behind.  It was I'm-in-major-pain type of hurt.  All of the adults stood up ready to go and check it out.  At first, I didn't think it was my sons because it didn't sound like any of their cries.  That is until one of the older kids come running out of the trees yelling Slone was hurt.
Ian went running and by this time, Slone was walking back with my oldest son, Liam, by his side.  He scooped him up cautiously because he saw he had a run in with a cactus.  We gathered around the fire pit to assess the damage and saw it was only on his hands and wrists.  Liam told me Slone had tripped and caught himself with his hands...on...a...cactus!  Poor, poor kid!  I realized why I didn't think it was him crying in the first place because he's never been in that much pain to cry like that.
As my friend went inside to get some tweezers, I took my husbands phone and snapped some pictures of the nasty accident.  By this time Slone was no longer crying, but still in worrisome agony.  Who wouldn't be? 
My friend Googled a bunch of remedies and this is what we found worked best to remove the needles.  


Cinnamon Sour Cream Cake

I have gotten many recipes from my family members that I absolutely love.  This cake comes from my mother in law and the first time I had it, years ago, I remember how I'd had nothing like it before.  It was simply just tasty!
It wasn't until years later when I got my hands on the recipe that I started to make it for our family functions.  My brother in law had a slice and asked what it was.  I told him it was the same cake our mother in law made.  He snickered and said, "Well, don't tell her but, you make it much better!" 
Cinnamon Sour Cream Bunt Cake Recipe  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com


Chicken Fried Rice

Let's face it.  Life can get really crazy!  Some days I feel like it's always crazy town around here! 
As much as I love eating a well executed meal, it's really nice to throw some ingredients together and within minutes have a meal.  Not just something edible but, something that actually tastes fabulous! 
Super easy and delicious Chicken Fried Rice recipe.  Perfect for using leftover rice!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com


How To Flash Freeze Strawberries

Recently my family went to our local strawberry patch and picked the most delicious strawberries.  And when I say local, I mean it's on a farm about an hour away.  It's completely worth going because the drive is gorgeous and the atmosphere is divine!
How To Flash Freeze your Strawberries.  Use this method for your morning smoothies!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com


Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

We have been celebrating a lot around here.  There are four birthdays in 4 months so cake is abundant! 
We pretty much agree that chocolate is the best but, it's always my husband who requests chocolate butter cream frosting for his birthday cake. 
The perfect recipe for Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting!  |  My Name Is Snickerdoodle


2015 Free Printable Confetti Calendar

In the fall of last year, I had decided I wanted to create a printable calendar to share with you.  I found a color scheme that I loved and then everything just came together after that.  It evolved and I was satisfied with the outcome.  My confetti calendar was just as I had envisioned and it was fun to see it in print.

THEN, my husband was playing around with geographic designs on the computer and between the two of us, my Hexagon Calendar came about.  You can grab that for free here.  Life happened and I forgot about my beautiful confetti calender! 


Chicken Fried Potato Wedges

I wish I could be one of those people that salad is a comfort food for.  It just isn't the case.  Potatoes and anything fried seem to be some of my comforting food choice.  The healthiest?  Absolutely not but, I believe it's okay to indulge every now and then. 
Chicken Fried Potato Wedges with Hot Pink Sauce!  So crispy and sooo good!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com


Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

I'm not a huge sandwich person.  I really didn't grow up eating them so they just aren't my thing.  The exception is a French Dip Sandwich.  To say I love them is an understatement.  There is just something about it that I can't get enough of.
The EASIEST and most delicious French Dip Sandwiches!  Psst...It's prepared in the slow cooker!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com